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Promoting Second Language Learning and Intercultural Communication between Engineering and Liberal Arts Tertiary Education Students

Nik Aloesnita, Nik Mohd Alwi and Ainol Haryati, Ibrahim (2017) Promoting Second Language Learning and Intercultural Communication between Engineering and Liberal Arts Tertiary Education Students. In: 7th World Engineering Education Forum 2017, 13-16 November 2017 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 66-70.. ISBN 978-1-5386-1523-2

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Abstract

Second (L2) or foreign (FL) language ecommunicators is essential because the non-native speakers of English are unequally distributed across the globe and the populations continue to expand greatly. Likewise, students at the tertiary level should be provided with the opportunity to develop the ability to communicate effectively in English in computermediated communication (CMC) settings. This is especially important for the students whose job may require them to collaboratively work in team across organizational and geographic boundaries around the globe. The current study explores e-communication between engineering students in Malaysia and Liberal Arts students in Japan leading to a project completion by both parties. The students work in small teams exchanging authentic evidence from both countries. Finally, they prepared a short presentation to wrap up their findings. The current study highlights the need for more similar research to understand how communication unfolds in CMC and how it can best be used to promote language learning and intercultural appreciation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer-mediated interaction; Higher education; Online teamwork; Company profiling
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 02:54
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 02:54
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/19519
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